Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 17th: Women's Day - Oklahoma Conference of Churches Interfaith Youth Tour

Come Together on UN International Peace Day at the Capitol

By unaokc on Sep 14, 2017 11:46 am


Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 PM and unite at the State Capitol steps to observe United Nations International Peace Day.
Listen to five community leaders working to promote respect, safety, and dignity for all: Maurianna Adams, Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, Debra Echo-Hawk, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, and Candace Liger.
5Adams is the founder and President of CommUNITY Alliance of Oklahoma, a non-profit working to facilitate ally development and intersectional coalition building. She has been featured on News 9 and has articles published in The Journal Record, The Oklahoman and various newsletters.
4Dickerson is the founder and Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Oklahoma. She is a current member of the MLK coalition board, OKC PRIDE, Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Jusitce, and the Board Secretary of the Nat’l association of Black Social Workers.
1Echo-Hawk is is a Coordinator with the Pawnee Nation Elders and an activist for indigenous rights in Oklahoma. She is co-founder of the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project, an organization that works to preserve indigenous Pawnee corn.
3Khan is a visiting professor at The University of Oklahoma and the author of three acclaimed books. Her second book, Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir: Between India and Pakistan, examines the seminal spiritual and political role of women in Kashmir and is used as a teaching text at several universities.
2.jpgLiger is the founder of the Abstract Ebon Collective, Community Organizer for American Civil Liberties Union, and an award-winning performance and spoken word artist. She was recognized for the 2017 Social Justice Activator Award from the YWCA of Oklahoma and the 2017 ACLU Angie Debo Civil Libertarian Award.
We have partnered with community organizations to decorate pinwheels for peace and will be planting them on the South Lawn. We have plenty extra left to decorate. Tell the world why peace is important to you.
After the event we will be exploring nearby Uptown Oklahoma City to relax and celebrate a year of accomplishments and look ahead for the coming challenges.
Interfaith Youth Tour by Oklahoma Conference of Churches

Each September, the OCC’s Annual Interfaith Youth Tour is held on a Sunday afternoon for hundreds of metro students ages 7th – 12th grade.  The young people (with adult leaders) visited houses of worship for different faiths to learn more about each religion.  

The three tour stops were:

1) The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church,  3214 North Lake Ave., OKC 73118

2) Temple B’nai Israel, 4901 North Pennsylvania Ave., OKC 73112

3) The Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, 3815 St. Clair, OKC 73112


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"It was amazing how three different religions united and exchanged ideas about philosophy with each other. Islam, Christianity, and Judaism  all united peacefully as one."-Zain